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to that at 6:00 tonight. until then, thanks for watching us at 5:00. good night. >> couric: tonight, scenes from a nightmare. an entire neighborhood near san francisco explodes in flames after a natural gas pipeline breaks. now rescue teams search the rubble for victims. i'm katie couric in los angeles. also tonight, it just keeps getting stranger. that pastor threatening to burn korans makes an ultimatum and now his daughter says she fears he's gone mad. changing the way cancer cells behave. a revolution in the fight against this deadly disease. and you can make a difference in the battle. join us tonight as we stand up to cancer. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting tonight from los angeles. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're here at the sony studios for tonight's special stand up to cancer program. we'll have more about that later. but first, our top story. a deadly disaster that wiped out an entire neighborhood here in california. it was just before 6:30 last evening people in the city of san bruno were just sitting down to dinner.
house correspondent bill plante is a traveling with the president an joins us now from the u.n. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mideast peace today, telling leaders at the u.n. the u.s. supports the efforts of freeing the world of nuclear weapons but the expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on out of the west wing. cbs news learned that david a l axelrod moving to chicago next spring for a campaign for re-election. the dominos don't stop there. ram emanuel, the president's chief of staff may leave the white house next month. he told colleagues he's very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one, i'm not going to rule anything in or out. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm. the staff shake-up comes as the president addresses the u.n. general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in pr
. shourd made a public plea on their behalf after arriving in the u.s. today and iranian president ahmadinejad weighed in seeming to hint as a possible deal. bianca solorzano has the latest. >> reporter: after nearly 14 months in captiveity in iran sarah shourd was finally back in the u.s. today. carefully maintaining her compose sure in expressing bittersweet emotions. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: shourd fiancee shane bauer and friend josh fattal are still being held in tehran's infamous evan prison. the three were arrested in 2009, accused-of-being spies after iran claimed they crossed the border from iraq's kurdistan region. >> if we were indeed near the iran/iraq border, that border was entirely unmarked and indistinguishable. shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crimes. and we are not spies. >> reporter: shourd was freed tuesday after officials in oman mediated her half million dollar
on the bus. >> exactly. good to have you with us this morning. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfire. you know the area really well in colorado. we are going to bring thank you latest on the fires. dozens of homes burned. including four homes that belonged to firefighters fighting the blaze. >> also coming up this morning, you heard about the controversy near ground zero, proposed building of the islamic cultural center there. will have been all kinds of people protesting this. one of them is a preacher from florida. he has been on the march on this. he promised to burn a koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 -- anniversary. and it has gotten an interesting response from the commander of our troops in iraq. he says it is really bad. we will have more on that. >> we want to get to this first breaking news this morning. out of control wildfire around the area of boulder, colorado. tropical storm hermine, texas coming along the shore of the texas/mexico border. we will hear from don teague. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. winds fueled this fast moving fire. but the winds
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
coast. >>> "operation new dawn." president obama declares an end to the u.s. operation in iraq. >> we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >>> and survival story. a new york man falls 39 stories, lands on a car and lives. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate ocracoke island this morning. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along t
for in a dance partner? what arthur murray never told us. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's heard the complaints, the outrage in church groups, the military, even world leaders. but today florida pastor terry jones insisted he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. in response, the state department ordered u.s. around the world to assess their security and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops. and the vatican said "this act would only call for new hate and violence." kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, pastor jones is getting lots of criticism from many corners but he's claiming a lot of people are actually on his side. >> he does say that, katie. and he says they're simply afraid to speak out publicly so he's
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
using taser guns. >> stop resisting! stop resisting! >> and a group of young people who have made happiness contagious. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> good evening. katie is off. much of the east coast is on alert tonight for hurricane earl. as many as 26 million people could soon be feeling its impact. even if the storm never makes landfall. earl is a category three storm earl is a category two storm right now with sustained winds of more than 111 miles an hour. the eye now less than 200 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina, and it's outer banks which could be the first to feel the effects of the hurricane before it takes an expected turn to the northeast. warnings and watches are up from north carolina, where at least 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the coast; all the way up to the canadian border. as this view from space demonstrates, earl is a particularly large hurricane about 400 miles across. we have a team of correspondents stationed along the east coast tonight
. the state department tells u.s. embassies to prepare for the worst. two days before a florida preacher plans to burn islam's holy book. >>> and spears sued. a former bodyguard hits the pop princess with a lawsuit and some disturbing allegations. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 9, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. remnants of tropical storm of hermine are still carrying heavy rains and the threat of flooding today. strong thunderstorms poured heavy rain into oklahoma and there are reports of at least two tornado sightings in texas. an eyewitness grabbed this shot of a tornado on his iphone. several twisters touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a truck's whose rig was slammed into a paint warehouse. the lone star state got at much as 10 inches in the lone star state. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally,
is a big concern as the downpours continue to hit us, coming through overnight and into the morning hours. the rain picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is dealing with this all morning and not going away any time soon as we're expected to continue dealing with the flooding and water collecting and gathering in south florida as the day goes on. harry? >> thank you very much. we want to go to dave price and find out where this storm is headed. good morning, sir. >> you know what? she was right. just beginning to see the storm pick up. not well organized right now but goes over the florida peninsula, south florida, out into the atlantic and where it gets energy. and that rotation is going to be more well formed. the biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded and another three, possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast. and again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast. but the biggest concerns tomorrow, what could
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
used to try to avoid commercials, now millions of us watch them over and over online just for fun. "early" this saturday, september just for fun. "early" this saturday, september 4th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> hey, good morning, everyone. welcome to ""the early show"" on this saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> sadly it's the unofficial into summer but not for us. >> yeah, not for us. >> we're having a summer here on the plaza. we have a huge party planned. >> we also have a really huge gift planned for three very deserving women. they have been doing good deeds for their communities. erica, tori and stephanie will be joining us later. they've been doing such great things for their own community, we wanted to do some pampering for them today. >> they deserve it. we can't wait to see what we've done with them in about two hours from now. >>> let's get to our top story this morning. what began as an intense hurricane ended when earl lost its punch when it pushed north. dean reynolds is in chatham, massachusetts, to assess the damage there. dean, go
for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is in kabul tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. cancer they've been distributed taliban on motor bikes to small villages. most villagers are illiterate, so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan zarate. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen protests in muslim capitals around the world. we just heard about the
. >> to be portrayed nationally and internationally as some sort of hateful place was really hard for us all to take. >> joe revels owns a t-shirt printing company. she made church for jones months ago with dove world outreach center on the front. but this week she's printing this, "love, not dove," and she's giving them away, 1,500 so far. >> we can't let him define us any more than we can let the individuals who perpetrated the evil acts on 9/11 define the muslim people. >> reporter: churches and community groups have worked hard to counter jones' message with events like this interfaith service at a church with 4,000 followers as opposed to jones' 50. >> it's important that the country and the world know the true character of gainesville. >> some already see a silver lining. >> i think it's also exposed a really good side of gainesville that our people by in large here are very tolerant. we even tolerate this guy. >> reporter: kelly cobiella, cbs news, gainesville, florida. >> mitchell: a report out this week details the extent of poverty in america. the poverty rate of the working poor is expect
bugging us? more and more places across the country folks would answer that question by cursing the name of a very tiny pest. the creature is so annoying it leaves the afflicted no choice but to call in the dogs and the experts as martha teichner will report in our cover story. >> reporter: meet man's best friends but a bed bug's worst enemies. >> good boy. >> reporter: if you've got bed bugs, bed-bug sniffing dogs are the most reliable way to find them. and we don't want to scare you but.... >> it's conceiveable that at some point everyone that you know will have dealt with them in one way or another. >> reporter: the bed bug blues. later this sunday morning. >> osgood: time machines that can take us back to the past are an impossibility according to many experts. they must not know about the machines our john blackstone will be showing us. >> reporter: many of the classic automobiles gathered at pebble beach are makes that disappeared decades ago. pierce arrow, packard, duesenberg, delage-- on the road again in a highly competitive beauty contest. >> everyone on the field wants to win
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here. we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. >>> it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to
of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced to evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed toughest sanctions yet on the country but he downplayed impact. >> translator: we do take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> the iranian president is expected to face strong opposition in the u.s. his arrival sparked one protest near central park sunday, with several more planned throughout the week. as for whether that meeting with ahmadinejad will happen, the mothers say they are still waiting for word. terrell, back to you. >> and hopeful, certainly. tara mergenemergener, thank you much. >>> the ruptured bp oil well in the gulf that led to the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history is spermnantly capped. over the weekend workers filled it with cement. 206 million gallons
, burning the bible. >> reporter: outrage has already erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> we're not pulling the trigger. we're not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington religious leaders have all pressured jones to back off and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti-muslim sentiment across america. >> i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he'll go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: but the government is still holding out hope that between now and saturday, americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy
comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
u.s. forces in afghanistan, told the "wall street journal" burning the koran could endanger troops and the overall effort. kelly cobiella is in gainesville tonight. kelly, so far the pastor is refusing to change his plans. >> reporter: he's absolutely sticking with this right now, katie. kerry jones says he's not doing this as a publicity stunt. he says he feels a real religious calling and he refuses to back down. >> sooner or later we're going to have to say no to radical islam. >> reporter: terry jones believes radical islam could take over america and the best way to fight back is by sending a radical message: burning a stack of korans on the anniversary of 9/11. >> we see an element of islam that is very radical and we could not get their attention by just sending some type of message. we thought this was a radical message that will get their attention. >> reporter: jones knows the actions of his small church are being felt around the world and he's heard the warnings from general petraeus that his actions could put american soldiers' lives at risk. >> we understand what the g
>>> got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. >>> breaking >>> breaking news. major storm. the remnants of tropical storm nicole bring rains and wind up and down the east coast causing flooding and state of emergency in north carolina. dave price is live on the scene with the latest. >>> campus tragedy a. rutgers university student kills himself after an internet prank goes horribly wrong and shows him kissing another man. his roommate and another student now face criminal charges as the college mourns his loss. >>> and death of a legend. hollywood star tony curtis passes away at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career and his roles in some of hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september 30th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> just a small taste of what's to come here in new york city where we and all of the east coast bracing for severe weather. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> i have a question for you. do you have a
those days off. anne makovec outside the courthouse in san francisco with the latest for us. anne. >> reporter: governor schwarzenegger versus state workers. this battle has been going on for two years and has big implications for state workers and the state budget. the california supreme court spent almost two hours listening to arguments this morning over whether or not governor schwarzenegger illegally furloughed more than 200,000 state workers. about 40 lawsuits have been filed on the issue and more than $1.2 million spent on state legal bills. the case will likely affect furlough lawsuits in lower courts around the state. the furloughed workers have lost nearly 50 workdays and close to a combined $3 billion in pay since february of 2009. if the union wins, those workers would get back pay with interest for hours they never worked. if governor schwarzenegger prevails, he may have cemented the power of the state's governor over organized labor for years to come. >> the governor's authority to furlough state authorities stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief exe
enterprise system. they understand it makes us the most prosperous people in human history. they don't want to walk away from it. so i think the widespread sentiment is that we don't want to change america. we want to fix the things that are wrong in america. the tea party movement is an expression of that sentiment. >> schieffer: all right. well, what is it? you have said over and over you're coming here to challenge republicans and democrats. what in your view have the republicans done wrong? >> well, remember the republicans had a majority in washington for the better part of 10 to 12 years. they didn't fulfill some of the promises they had made in '94 when they were elected, things like a balanced budget amendment. things like banning earmarks like term limits. these are fundamental things among others that people are looking for from washington. if you say you're going to do that and you get elected, then do it. there's got to be some level of accountability. unfortunately, politics today are full of people that think they can say or do anything because once they get elected they think
morning news" for wednesday, september 29th, 2010. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area
becomes the most destructive in state history. >>> koran outrage. concern grows for u.s. citizens around the world as a florida pastor continues his plan to burn the holy muslim book this weekend. we'll have reaction from the only muslim member of congress. >>> and an "early show" exclusive. the victim of that brutal acid attack in arizona opens up about the moment that changed her life, and her fight to keep her family together, early this thursday morning, september 9th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, here on a thursday. i'm harry smith. >> and i'm erica hill. a lot to get to this morning including some fascinating exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, who was burned in an acid attack is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >> also the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, whatever it is, but people across america say who is this guy. our amanda holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and sh
. those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us we have -- that we had 10 minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all of the roads back there. >> reporter: all of this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to homes only to find their belongings waterlogged. >> phone calls from friends letting me know that flooding was occurring so i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: water and mud wiped out everything in troy's basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage but money isn't always enough. this was his grandparents' pool table. >> sentimental, you can't replace that. >> reporter: south dakota saw its worst flooding in 20 years. sunday the big sioux river was above flood stage. >> boy, you better get my stuff. >> reporter: 60 homes and 20 businesses were lost in zumbro falls. sweeping more than 12 feet
inside of it, yet at this point they have not been able to release to us exactly what his connection was. >> all right. bottom line here is we have this house in hercules where they have found, they say, a second body. >> reporter: that's right. >> all right. joe vazquez, in the newsroom, thank you for the update. we'll of course be bringing you new information as soon as we get it here into the newsroom at cbs 5. >>> well, we have learned today that a bay area woman who spent more than a year in a jail in iran is going to be coming home. sarah shourd is one of three hikers all uc-berkeley alums that iran accused of spying. simon perez at uc-berkeley and what may be behind this sudden move. simon. >> reporter: well, allen, the families are really taking a wait-and-see attitude with this announcement. they don't want to get their hopes up too high too soon. >>> reporter: the iranian government has confirmed its plan to release 31-year-old sarah shourd, who has been kept in solitary confinement for more than a year. sarah's mother norah didn't walk to talk to the media as she left her sist
of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> these are people in gainesville that held their own interfaith service yesterday against the koran burning actually last night. organizers say that their turnout outnumbered the 50 members of jones' church. >>> the future of california's furlough fridays is in the hands of the state supreme court. yesterday, attorneys for the governor and union workers delivered their arguments before the justices in san francisco. the court has to decide whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to furlough more than 200,000 state workers to save money. there are currently three furlough days each month, which amounts to a 14% pay cut for each state employee. >> the governor's authority to furlough state employees stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> we think the governor violated state law and the labor contracts when unilaterally imposed on state employees took money out of their checks and locked them out. that violate
nap shows us their focus on resilience, determination and sense of community ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: this must be the most up beat event in san bruno in the past two weeks. not only a benefit for community a well, big hug therapy. >> after such a tragedy, and let everybody see each other's faces again and make it known we are going to come back from this and be better and stronger than ever. >> reporter: holly's family home was destroyed so was the home of joe vazquez's parents. >> if you lookout this way, there is so many people, it is a beautiful thing. everybody got everybody's back they got t-shirts and all this stuff. it is really warm and great. fantastic. >> reporter: friday, crews began cleaning up remains of the once neat neighbourhood sorting out what was recyclable and what was not. >> this is not just a demolition job but a removal of individuals homes, personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: folks may be saturday to see their homes gone but looking ahead to see the ground cleared and chance to begin anew. home grown dj jimmy stuart junior born and bred in brun
of the country waking up to extreme weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. of course, in the midwest, there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story then turns out to be in southern california. in california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. downtown los angeles yesterday, they armometers topped out at 1 degrees, all-time high. the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest ever demand for ele electrici electricity. hattie kaufman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: a high pressure system trapped the heat which is not good news for firefighters battling several brush fires. >> the wind, the heat and the humid
to have you with us this morning. >> steamy morning. >> we will get you more information on the situation at discovery. a man walks in waving a gun says he has what appeared to be explosives strapped to his body. fast forward, three hostages and he's killed. the all clear was than given until much later afterwards. we will speak with a police chief later and see how the hostages are doing. >>> the latest hurricane earl. now packing 145-mile-per-hour winds. where it is going and what it is going to do. we are going to get it from our dave price who is in kill devil hills where a hurricane warning and evacuation order is in place. dave, good morning. >> good morning to you. the scene is very different than it was just 24 hours ago. winds picking up out of the east. you can see the beach still littered with people. those are people who are curious as to what the ocean is like as it begins to churn up for the storm. and people who are still making a decision whether to stay or whether to go. the beach is still beautiful this morning. very full with all these tourists. but inland and on the ot
.ñbp &hc& thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. jjrÑi the atlantic coast slammed by a two-pronged, flood producing storm system, headed north after dumping rain on florida, cuba and jamaica. in north carolina flood watches are in effect and a state of emergency has been declared. >> it washes all sorts of nasty stuff off o the land, oil and greece from cars, animal waste, even things that are directly related to flooding like overflowing sewers or failing septic tanks, all those contaminants and bacteria are in that water. >> the drenching rain is, in part, a result of one storm system interacting with the remains of what was tropical storm nicole. >>> late wednesday, congress Ñi passed a temporary budget bill that will keep the government running through early december. with that taken care of lawmakers can head home and campaign for the midterm elections. tara mergener is in washington with much more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. well, despite the politicalxd written gelling and unfinished business, congress is now adjourned, now time to face down some angry con
today. marcus stanley resigned after u.s. capital police say he was trying to carry marijuana into a senate building. politico reports stanley was going through security at the hart office building in washington two days ago when an officer saw him trying to conceal a green leafy substance, that turned out to be marijuana. >>> a big marijuana growing operation near san ramon has been busted. it was in a remote area in the lost trap pass regional wilderness. police found 1800 pot plants yesterday and arrested a pittsburg man they say was living there. another suspect got away. investigators estimate that marijuana is worth a quarter million dollars. >>> thousands of people waiting to learn if their homes are still standing in colorado. at least 135 homes have been destroyed by the wildfire near boulder. about 1,000 others are threatened. evacuation orders for some of the fire areas are expected to be lifted today. right now, 3500 people are out of of their homes. there's been some light rain overnight and cooler temperatures so that helped to get the fire 10% contained this mor
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